Channel 4’s famous sitcom Derry Girls was filmed in Northern Ireland, with some scenes shot in Belfast. Why not have a look at our top film locations found around Belfast down below. You’ll definitely be able to recognise different shots from seasons 1, 2, and 3. Take a self-guided tour or hop into a taxi for a Derry Girls experience.
Derry Girls is Channel 4’s most successful comedy since Father Ted! The series was inspired by ceator McGee’s own experiences growing up in Derry, Northern Ireland in the 90s, during the final years of the Troubles. Although the plot lines of Derry Girls are fictional, the series frequently references actual events of the Troubles and the Northern Ireland peace process, including the 1994 IRA ceasefire announcement. It follows the lives of five teenagers living in mid-1990s Derry while attending Our Lady Immaculate College.
Our Lady Immaculate College
Our Lady Immaculate College in Derry Girls is a fictional school in Derry Girls. Suprisingly school shots for each season are taken from various locations. Hunterhouse College is one of the locations, a cross-community all-girls’ grammar school based in Finagy, Belfast. It’s only fitting that this location was used, since the four girls and poor James all go to an all-girls school. Another filming location includes St Mary’s Teaching College, which origins can trace back to 1900 when the Dominican Sisters first opened the Training College, located on the Falls Road. I wonder if Sister Micheal knew any of them?
The Shopping Centre
The shopping centre where the Derry Girls friends shop for prom dresses is in Smithfield Market, Belfast. In the heart of Belfast’s retail district, Smithfield Market is a shopper’s haven: antiques and collectibles to camping and boxing gear!
Where Miracles Happen
Do you remember when Clare believes she is witnessing a weeping statue of Mary? Well guess what, the interior shots of this hilarious ‘It’s A Miracle’ scene were filmed at the Parish Church of St George, found on 105 High St, Belfast BT1 2AG. Also, fun fact the Parish Church of St George is the oldest Church of Ireland church in Belfast.
Fionnula's Fish and Chips
Surprisingly the fish and chip shop you see Erin collecting dinner for the family on a Friday night is actually a long way from home. This Belfast chippy located in the Linen Quarter is one of the longest established fish and chip shops in Belfast and has been feeding the residents since 1914.
Derry Girls Taxi Tour
Discover the sites you’ve seen in Derry Girls by hopping into your very own private taxi on a 2-hour tour, driven by a local expert driver-guide?! Discover where Erin’s house is and take a step back in time to the early 1990s before peace broke out.